Lecture situation in the Master of International Social Work with Refugees and Migrants


The master's programme "International Social Work with Refugees and Migrants" enables its graduates to work successfully on solving social problems in the field of International Social Work in the context of migration and flight and to reflect critically on these problems in the context of global development paradigms such as sustainable development.

The graduates of the master’s programme...

  • ...have acquired an interdisciplinary understanding of the connections between flight, migration and development policy and their effects on individuals, families and groups.

  • ...are able to act sensitively within the intercultural field of action as well as to deal with pluralism and its challenges professionally.

  • ...are able to make decisions and to develop adequate solutions based on intercultural, legal, educational, and psychological skills.

  • ...have acquired distinctive skills for working in characteristic fields of Social Work: work with underage refugees, gender-, culture- and religion-sensitive work, work with an orientation towards human rights and work with social movements.

  • ...know structures, relevant actors, and organizations as well as political processes in both national and international contexts and are able to move and network confidently in the corresponding spheres of activity.

  • ...have organizational and management skills to adapt social facilities to current circumstances and challenges, take on managerial responsibilities and, likewise, modify institutions in the sense of reduction of barriers for migrants in standard services and general administration ("Intercultural Opening").

  • ...have gained an insight into the structures and challenges of Social Work in different regions of the world.

  • …are able to analyze post-colonial structures that have evolved over time, take a critical look at globalization processes and their effects on different regions of the world and recognize new impulses for International Social Work as a human rights-oriented science.

  • …have acquired application-oriented research perspectives and ethical foundations that can accompany and expand local work with people with a background of migration and flight background.

  • ...are able to identify complex issues in the field of Social Work with refugees and migrants, and to critically assess these issues based on empirical and theoretical findings.

  • ...can develop, implement, and evaluate practice projects.

  • ...have been reflecting on their professional actions and developing their individual understanding of the profession and its roles.